Windows 11: Be careful, using restore points can crash your apps

The Microsoft operating system has fallen victim to a nasty bug that prevents certain applications from running after restoring the system from a previous restore point. Microsoft is aware of this issue and is providing guidance on how to resolve it.

Microsoft will be able to add a new line to the long list of errors that have been listed in Windows 11. The latter affects users of all versions of Windows 11 22H2. After performing a system restore from a previous restore point, some applications refuse to start. Knowing about this issue, Microsoft posted a note about it on their support pages.

Problem with applications that use the MSIX format.

This new Windows 11 bug, quite problematic, will affect all applications that use the MSIX package format. On its support page, Microsoft indicates that among the affected applications, Notepad, Paint, Office, Cortana, or even the Terminal will be directly affected by this corruption.

A priori anxiety can manifest itself in different ways. When you open an application, you may receive an error message “This application cannot be opened” without starting the program. The application may also repeatedly appear in the Windows Start menu and may not respond at all when trying to launch it. It is also possible that an application suddenly crashes after it has been blocked for a few seconds after an I/O error. However, the application containing the bug will still work after a restart.

Microsoft gives advice but no solution

The Redmond-based firm, which hasn’t specified if it’s going to offer a fix, is just offering some very simple tweaks to get around this nasty bug. As such, the company suggests that you try restarting the apps in question, reinstalling them from the Windows Store or from the original source, or checking if your operating system is up to date by running Windows Update. Common sense tips that users have no doubt already tried without waiting for Microsoft to tell them.

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